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Legal Services for Employers

At MKB Law we have a team dedicated to providing practical and specialist employment law. We provide assistance to employers in regard to matters such as: recruitment, employment contracts, employee conduct, disciplinary procedures, settlement agreements, TUPE, redundancy procedures, and advising on issues which may give rise to claims.

As a firm well experienced in advising and assisting corporate clients we appreciate that as an Employer, effective management of your staff and human resources is crucial to your business. We know that minimising the risk of exposure to litigation by employees is important to you and the reputation of your business.

Many employers are unaware that their Business Insurance often provides cover for legal costs of many employment issues so please contact us should you wish us to review your policy in relation to the indemnities provided by your insurer.

We offer non-contentious services including:

Advising on pre employment issues such as recruitment, contract terms and references

Drafting contracts of employment, staff handbooks, grievance procedures and disciplinary procedures that are effective and complaint with the current laws of Northern Ireland

Drafting and advising on Restrictive Covenants

Advising on and assisting your compliance with Fair Employment monitoring legislation which is unique to this jurisdiction

Advising on issues with employees such as conduct or capability issues, sickness absence, disciplinary procedures, statutory duties of care, dealing with employee grievances

Advising on ending employment and post employment issues such as; reference provision, dismissal procedure, redundancy procedure, pay entitlements, notice periods, holiday and bonus payments

Drafting and advising on Settlement Agreements (Compromise Agreements)

We also advise on the effects on employment issues of business mergers and acquisitions. Including TUPE (which is a piece of legislation which compels all parties to comply with certain procedures during a change in employer) & employment due diligence

Advising on redundancy procedures and payments

We also offer assistance on contentious matters including:

Advising on issues which may give rise to claims

Engaging in pre proceedings issues such as responding to letters of claim

Assisting with defending any claims to the Employment Tribunals including representation at Case Management Discussions & Hearings

Advising and assisting to settle claims where necessary and drafting settlement terms

To talk to our Employment Solicitor, Suzanne Keenan, please call 028 9024 2450, or email info@mkblaw.co.uk

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